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Charles Dickens
   wrote   
A Tale of Two Cities
A historical novel centering on the years leading up to the French Revolution
Sydney Carton
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
A Tale of Two Cities
Lawyer who is able to get a charge of treason reversed for Charles Darnay due to a strong physical resemblance. He later takes Darnay's place at the guillotine. Quote: It is a far, far better thing I do than I have ever done, it is a far, far better rest I go to than I have ever known.
Jerry Cruncher
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
A Tale of Two Cities
Messenger for Tellson's Bank who moonlights as a grave robber.
Charles Darnay
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
A Tale of Two Cities
Son of Marquis St. Evremonde. He is tried for treason in London and is acquitted due to his resemblance to Sydney Carton. He marries Lucie Manette, daughter of Dr. Manette. He returns to Paris to help a friend imprisoned there and is arrested by the revolutionaries. His life is saved when look-alike Carton takes his place on the guillotine.
Ernest Defarge
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
A Tale of Two Cities
Husband of Madame Defarge and keeper of a wine shop in Paris. He is a leader among the revolutionaries.
Madame Defarge
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
A Tale of Two Cities
Wife of wine shop keeper, Ernest Defarge, and a leader among the revolutionaries. She records enemies of the Republic in her knitting. She is killed in a struggle with Miss Pross in Paris.
Jarvis Lorry
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
A Tale of Two Cities
A clerk in Tellson's bank who is instrumental in bringing Dr. Manette, who is imprisoned in Paris, back to England. He returns to Paris to look after the bank's interest after the Revolution starts and while there helps Lucie and Charles Darnay, bringing them back to England after Sydney Carton sacrifices his life to save Darnay.
Dr. Alexandre Manette
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
A Tale of Two Cities
A prisoner in the Bastille in Paris for eighteen years. He is released and accompanies his daughter, Lucie, and Jarvis Lorry to England. He returns to Paris after the outbreak of the revolution and, as a former prisoner, is able to secure Darnay's release from the revolutionaries. However, a statement written during Manette's long incarceration in the Bastille is later discovered and incriminates Darnay's family. Darnay is again imprisoned and later escapes when Sydney Carton takes his place.
Lucie Manette
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
A Tale of Two Cities
Daughter of Dr. Manette. She is taken to Paris by Jarvis Lorry when her father is released from prison. She marries Charles Darnay but is adored from afar by Sydney Carton who feels unfit for her. When Darnay is imprisoned in Paris by the revolutionaries Carton helps him escape, taking Darnay's place due to their resemblance. As Darnay and Lucie escape to England, Carton makes the supreme sacrifice.
Miss Pross
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
A Tale of Two Cities
Lucie Manette's loyal maid. In the end of the novel she struggles with Madame Defarge and Defarge is killed in the scuffle.
The Vengeance
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
A Tale of Two Cities
Female revolutionist and friend of Madame Defarge. She is described as 'a short, rather plump wife of a starved grocer'. At the final execution she is left pondering the absence of Madame Defarge.
A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
   has the last line:   
“It’s a Far, Far Better Thing I Do Than I Have Ever Done. It’s a Far, Far Better Rest I Go to Than I Have Ever Known.”
Ronald Coleman and Elizabeth Allan
A Tale of Two Cities (1958)
   starred   
Dirk Bogarde, Dorothy Tutin and Paul Guers
Director: Ralph Thomas. Also starred Marie Versini, Ian Bannen & Cecil Parker. Plot: British barrister Sydney Carton (Bogarde) lives an insubstantial and unhappy life. He falls under the spell of Lucie Manette (Tutin)...
A Tale of Two Cities (1958)
   has the tagline   
An Immortal Story...A Brilliant Cast...An Unforgettable Film of the French Revolution.
A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
   starred   
Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allan and Edna May Oliver
Director: Jack Conway. Also starred Reginald Owen, Basil Rathbone & Blanche Yurka. Plot: An elaborate adaptation of Dickens' classic tale of the French Revolution.
A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
   has the tagline   
The Most Dramatic Love Story in the History of Literature!
A Tale of Two Cities
   is   
The French Revolution, 1789-1799
By Charles Dickens, 1859
A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
   features   
French Revolution, 1789-1799
Book By Charles Dickens
Recalled to Life by Reginald Hill
   was titled from the literary source   
A Tale of Two Cities
Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities
   ends   
"It is a Far, Far Better Thing That I Do, Than I Have Ever Done; It is a Far, Far Better Rest That I Go to Than I Have Ever Known."
Charles Dickens
Charles Darnay
   appears in the Dickens' novel   
A Tale of Two Cities
Son of Marquis St. Evremonde. He is tried for treason in London and is acquitted due to his resemblance to Sydney Carton. He marries Lucie Manette, daughter of Dr. Manette. He returns to Paris to help a friend imprisoned there and is arrested by the revolutionaries. His life is saved when look-alike Carton takes his place on the guillotine.
Dr. Alexandre Manette
   appears in the Dickens' novel   
A Tale of Two Cities
A prisoner in the Bastille in Paris for eighteen years. He is released and accompanies his daughter, Lucie, and Jarvis Lorry to England. He returns to Paris after the outbreak of the revolution and, as a former prisoner, is able to secure Darnay's release from the revolutionaries. However, a statement written during Manette's long incarceration in the Bastille is later discovered and incriminates Darnay's family. Darnay is again imprisoned and later escapes when Sydney Carton takes his place.
Ernest Defarge
   appears in the Dickens' novel   
A Tale of Two Cities
Husband of Madame Defarge and keeper of a wine shop in Paris. He is a leader among the revolutionaries.
Lucie Manette
   appears in the Dickens' novel   
A Tale of Two Cities
Daughter of Dr. Manette. She is taken to Paris by Jarvis Lorry when her father is released from prison. She marries Charles Darnay but is adored from afar by Sydney Carton who feels unfit for her. When Darnay is imprisoned in Paris by the revolutionaries Carton helps him escape, taking Darnay's place due to their resemblance. As Darnay and Lucie escape to England, Carton makes the supreme sacrifice.
Madame Defarge
   appears in the Dickens' novel   
A Tale of Two Cities
Wife of wine shop keeper, Ernest Defarge, and a leader among the revolutionaries. She records enemies of the Republic in her knitting. She is killed in a struggle with Miss Pross in Paris.
Sydney Carton
   appears in the Dickens' novel   
A Tale of Two Cities
Lawyer who is able to get a charge of treason reversed for Charles Darnay due to a strong physical resemblance. He later takes Darnay's place at the guillotine. Quote: It is a far, far better thing I do than I have ever done, it is a far, far better rest I go to than I have ever known.






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